Weird Wild West
Western Inspiration / References:
- Deadwood (the inventive swearing alone makes this an essential)
- Dir. Sergio Leone *(because, as we all know, spaghetti westerns rule) esp: *Once Upon A Time In the West.
- Clint Eastwood – ’nuff said really but especially these: Unforgiven / The Outlaw Josey Wales */ *High Plains Drifter (this has a great supernatural theme and a lesson in the proper application of hickory pick axe handles) / Pale Rider etc.
- True Grit (Coen Bros)
- Cold Mountain
- The Assassination Of Jessie James By The Coward Robert Ford (the Nick Cave soundtrack is astounding)
- Wild Wild West (I know, I know it’s really awful but I do like the steampunk bits)
- From Dusk Till Dawn (It has vampires and Salma Hayek, what’s not to like?)
- Tremors 4: The Legend Begins (chortle)
- Soldier Blue (poe-faced political statement)
- The Wild Bunch (Sam Peckinpah may have been a woman-hater but he knew a thing or two about violence)
- Near Dark “Well, less’ just say ah fought for the South… we lost”
- The Magnificent Seven or Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai if you’d prefer the original.
- Last Man Standing Bruce Willis (excellent Ry Cooder soundtrack btw) or Sergio Leone’s A Fistful of Dollars or even Akira Kurosawa’s Yojimbo if you’d prefer the original.
- Tombstone “Ahm your Huckleberry…”
- Vampires John Carpenter (James Woods is ANGRY!)
- Sleepy Hollow Johnny Depp
- And The Ass Saw The Angel by Nick Cave (novel) – a brutal southern gothic tale.
- Carnivale HBO’s dust bowl epic set in the depression era yet retaining a lot of the relevant supernatural themes.